Charlene Amoia

Charlene Amoia

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Charlene Amoia is an American actress best known for her role as Wendy the waitress in the TV sitcom How I Met Your Mother.[1] Some of her other television credits include Glee and Diana Coto on Switched at Birth, and her film credits include Kevin’s (Thomas Ian Nicholas) wife Elllie in American Reunion (2012) from the American Pie series.

Childhood and early career[edit]

Charlene was born in Buffalo New York. She got her start in modeling[2] before making the transition to acting in 2001 with a role on the soap opera, Port Charles. That part on the daytime drama led to guest appearances in several other series, including Joey, Girlfriends, 90210, and as Anna Schick in The Young and the Restless.


How I Met Your Mother[edit]

From 2005 to 2011, she played Wendy, a waitress that works at the bar, the main setting of the American TV hit How I Met Your Mother.[3] Although at times on the series she was rumored to be Ted’s future wife,[4] Amoia herself didn’t believe Wendy would turn out to be “the one”. “Wendy had sex with Barney behind the bar on the show and also made out with Ted’s dad, so the likelihood of this character being the mom, I thought, was pretty small anyway, but the fact that fans were rooting for me was awesome!” the actress has said. [5] On playing Wendy, she has said, “I love playing flawed characters. Wendy is so genuinely sweet and guileless to a point that she doesn’t realize she’s being taken advantage of. Being able to take on these characteristics in a way that is funny and harmless is always so much fun!”[6]

American Reunion[edit]

Amoia played Ellie, Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas)’s wife, in the fourth American Pie film, released in 2012.[7] She originally auditioned for a different role before landing this role.[8]

Other TV and film work[edit]

Amoia also played Nurse Katie on daytime soap Days of Our Lives, Bailey on Glee and Diana Cotto on Switched at Birth. Additionally she appeared in the TV series 90210 as teacher Miss Wells in Season 1, Episode 7.

She has appeared in such films as Seven Pounds, with Will Smith, and American Reunion. In 2013, she plays Jill in Fat, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.[9]

She recently guest starred on the show NCIS: New Orleans as Carly Dawson in the episode Breaking Brig and Kelly Press on Major Crimes.

She played: Janet Conrad, a pushy NATO Photographer who was seeking a career changing “Front Line Photo” in the 2016 movie; Sniper Special Ops.

Actress (78 credits)
 2018 Cold Brook (post-production)
Miss Simmons
 2016 The Waystation (Short) (completed)
 2015 The D Word (TV Movie) (post-production)
 2017 American Horror Story (TV Series)

Great Again (2017)
 2017 Deadly vows (TV Movie)
 2017 General Hospital (TV Series)
Rose Caldwell

Episode #1.13893 (2017) … Rose Caldwell
Episode #1.13892 (2017) … Rose Caldwell
 2017 Vitals
Dr. Jane Carson
 2017 A Demon Within
Julia Larsen
 2017 Behind Enemy Lines (TV Movie)
Christine Nelson
 2016 Not a Stranger
 2016 Sniper: Special Ops
 2015 Live Evil
Deputy Hancock
 2015 Sleepy Hollow (TV Series)
Susan James

Whispers in the Dark (2015) … Susan James
 2015/I Adrenaline
Josie Rigsby
 2015 Major Crimes (TV Series)
Kelly Press

Personal Effects (2015) … Kelly Press
 2015 Pure Love
 2014 Bones (TV Series)
Annie Wachlin

The Money Maker on the Merry-Go-Round (2014) … Annie Wachlin
 2014 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
Carly Dawson

Breaking Brig (2014) … Carly Dawson
 2014 The Soul Man (TV Series)

Moving on Up (2014) … Ariana
 2014 Authors Anonymous
 2014 Del Weston on Film (TV Series)
Guest- Herself

Del Weston on Film with Charlene Amoia (2014) … Guest- Herself
 2014 HR (TV Movie)
Dana Arty
 2013 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Lonna Wycott

Guess Who’s Coming (2013) … Lonna Wycott
 2013 Fat
 2013 I Am Death
 2013 TMI Hollywood (TV Series)

TMI’s First Anniversary Show (2013) … Various
 2013 Switched at Birth (TV Series)
Diana Coto

What Goes Up Must Come Down (2013) … Diana Coto
He Did What He Wanted (2013) … Diana Coto
 2013 Loveseat (Short)
 2013/I She
 2012 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Melaina Mendelssohn

Devil’s Cherry (2012) … Melaina Mendelssohn
 2012 The Finder (TV Series)
Annie Turnbull

The Last Meal (2012) … Annie Turnbull
 2011 The Christmas Pageant (TV Movie)
 2011 iCarly (TV Series)
Jenna Hamilton

iLove You (2011) … Jenna Hamilton
 2011 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Michelle Ardell

Imposters (2011) … Michelle Ardell
 2011 Mad Love (TV Series)

The Secret Life of Larry (2011) … Heather
 2010-2011 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Nurse Katie

Episode #1.11563 (2011) … Nurse Katie
Episode #1.11350 (2010) … Nurse Katie
Episode #1.11349 (2010) … Nurse Katie
Episode #1.11283 (2010) … Nurse Katie
 2011 Shameless (TV Series)

Daddyz Girl (2011) … Audrey
 2005-2011 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Wendy / Waitress

Garbage Island (2011) … Wendy
Perfect Week (2010) … Wendy
The Window (2009) … Wendy
Sorry, Bro (2009) … Wendy
 2011 Glee (TV Series)

Comeback (2011) … Bailey
 2010 House (TV Series)
Dr. Fraser

 2010 Castle (TV Series)
Ana Marie

A Deadly Affair (2010) … Ana Marie
 2009/I Do Not Disturb
 2009 Eastwick (TV Series)
Nurse #1

Tasers and Mind Erasers (2009) … Nurse #1
 2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series)

House on Fire (2009) … Nancy
 2009 Trust Me (TV Series)
Heather Liston

Before and After (2009) … Heather Liston
 2008 Seven Pounds
Woman in Diner
 2008 90210 (TV Series)
Miss Wells

 2007-2008 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Anna Schick

Episode #1.8949 (2008) … Anna Schick
Episode #1.8728 (2007) … Anna Schick
Episode #1.8670 (2007) … Anna Schick
Episode #1.8664 (2007) … Anna Schick
Episode #1.8658 (2007) … Anna Schick
 2007 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)

Carly Summers (2007) … Sandy
 2007 Dexter (TV Series)
Young Woman

The Dark Defender (2007) … Young Woman
 2007 Company Man (TV Movie)
Stacey Lee
 2006 Amy Coyne (TV Movie)
 2006 My Boys (TV Series)

Clubhouse Poison (2006) … Corinne
 2006 Mind of Mencia (TV Series)
Miss Spring Break / Jen

Episode #2.12 (2006) … Jen
 2006 The Love Within (Short)
 2006 Global, Inc. (Short)
Mary – The American People
 2006 The Closer (TV Series)

Blue Blood (2006) … Dealer
 2006 One on One (TV Series)

California Girl (2006) … Shelley
 2006 Girlfriends (TV Series)

 2006 Rogue 379 (Short)
 2005/I All In
Julie Stevens
 2005 Complete Guide to Guys
 2005 Midnight on the Sunset (Short)
 2005 Grown Men (TV Movie)
 2004 Passions (TV Series)

Episode #1.1389 (2004) … Wisher
 2004 Creating America’s Next Hit Television Show (TV Series)
Madison Hartman #1
 2004 Blood Reaper (Video)
 2004 Joey (TV Series)

Joey and the Book Club (2004) … Diane
 2004 The D.A. (TV Series)
Reporter #1

The People vs. Sergius Kovinsky (2004) … Reporter #1
 2003 Tangy Guacamole
 2003 Alabama: American Farewell Tour (Video)
Texas Beauty (segment “When It All Goes South”)
 2001-2003 Port Charles (TV Series)
Katrina / Marissa Murphy

Episode dated 6 February 2001 (2001) … Marissa Murphy
 2002 Only in Hollywood
Coby’s Girlfriend
 2000 Held for Ransom
Student #1

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